A community institution for over 50 years, the White Elephant Shop is a thrift store and so much more. The all-volunteer organization has donated over a million dollars to local non-profits over the years, and now the White Elephant board has hired Karen Martinsen as the organization’s first paid staff member. Martinsen and consultant Cheri Hample visit the KCAW studio to talk about the White Elephant’s past, present and future.
The Morning Interview
Sitka’s White Elephant a community treasure
Last week (Thursday, 3-26-15), a Senate subcommittee proposed zeroing out all funding for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs across the state. Among the organizations that would be affected is Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) Sitka’s women’s shelter, which also leads prevention programs for teens and kids. more